Smart Hydrogel Functional Materials

  • Liang-Yin Chu
  • Rui Xie
  • Xiao-Jie Ju
  • Wei Wang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Thermo-responsive Hydrogel Functional Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Liang-Yin Chu, Rui Xie, Xiao-Jie Ju, Wei Wang
      Pages 3-23
    3. Liang-Yin Chu, Rui Xie, Xiao-Jie Ju, Wei Wang
      Pages 25-58
    4. Liang-Yin Chu, Rui Xie, Xiao-Jie Ju, Wei Wang
      Pages 91-109
    5. Liang-Yin Chu, Rui Xie, Xiao-Jie Ju, Wei Wang
      Pages 111-133
    6. Liang-Yin Chu, Rui Xie, Xiao-Jie Ju, Wei Wang
      Pages 135-152
  3. pH-Responsive Hydrogel Functional Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Liang-Yin Chu, Rui Xie, Xiao-Jie Ju, Wei Wang
      Pages 155-170
    3. Liang-Yin Chu, Rui Xie, Xiao-Jie Ju, Wei Wang
      Pages 171-189
  4. Thermo-/pH-Dual-Responsive Hydrogel Functional Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Liang-Yin Chu, Rui Xie, Xiao-Jie Ju, Wei Wang
      Pages 193-232
  5. Alcohol-Responsive Hydrogel Functional Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Liang-Yin Chu, Rui Xie, Xiao-Jie Ju, Wei Wang
      Pages 235-259
  6. Glucose-Responsive Hydrogel Functional Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Liang-Yin Chu, Rui Xie, Xiao-Jie Ju, Wei Wang
      Pages 263-274
    3. Liang-Yin Chu, Rui Xie, Xiao-Jie Ju, Wei Wang
      Pages 275-295
  7. Ion-Recognizable Hydrogel Functional Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Liang-Yin Chu, Rui Xie, Xiao-Jie Ju, Wei Wang
      Pages 299-322

About this book

Introduction

Smart Hydrogel Functional Materials comprehensively and systematically describes our current understanding of smart or intelligent hydrogel functional materials with environmental stimuli-responsive functions. The contents range from hydrogels (including hydrogel-functionalized membranes) to microgels (including hydrogel-functionalized microcapsules) with various response properties, such as thermo-response, pH-response, pH-/thermo-dual-response, glucose-response, ethanol-response, ion-recognition, molecular-recognition, and so on. Most of the contents in this book represent the fresh achievements of the authors’ group on smart hydrogel functional materials. While all chapters can be read as stand-alone papers, together they clearly describe the design concepts, fabrication strategies and methods, microstructures and performances of smart hydrogel functional materials. Vivid schematics and illustrations throughout the book enhance the accessibility of the theory and technologies involved.

This is an ideal reference book for a broad general readership including chemists, materials researchers, chemical engineers, pharmaceutical scientists and biomedical researchers, who are interested in designing and fabricating smart hydrogel functional materials for various application purposes.

Dr. Liang-Yin Chu is a professor at the School of Chemical Engineering, Sichuan University, China. He is a Distinguished Young Scholar of the National Natural Science Foundation of China and a Distinguished Professor of the “Chang Jiang Scholars Program” of the Ministry of Education of China.

Keywords

biomimetic materials functional materials hydrogels smart hydrogel smart materials stimuli-responsive/sensitive materials

Authors and affiliations

  • Liang-Yin Chu
    • 1
  • Rui Xie
    • 2
  • Xiao-Jie Ju
    • 3
  • Wei Wang
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Chemical EngineeringSichuan UniversityChengduChina, People's Republic
  2. 2.Sichuan UniversityChengduChina, People's Republic
  3. 3.School of Chemical EngineeringSichuan UniversityChengduChina, People's Republic
  4. 4.School of Chemical EngineeringSichuan UniversityChengduChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39538-3
  • Copyright Information Chemical Industry Press, Beijing and Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-39537-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-39538-3
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